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  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Who’s bidding for a CRC in Round 19?

    As groups are forming to bid in the 19th CRC Funding Round in 2017, the CRC Association will feature bids and issues for bidders in a series of articles. Early setting of the ground rules for participating in a CRC is important. Fundamental issues like the IP arrangements or cash contributions may rule certain organisations in or out. The CRC Association has suggested that participants develop a Term Sheet for involvement..


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If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs